Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Been plodding along. Walking. Hot. I found out why I was getting phone calls from the power company. The road that crosses ours just a house away had a tree fall down across the road. It must have cut off their power. Later on Tuesday when I came back the power company was working on the tree. I had no internet yesterday and when it finally came back on the power went out! I suppose it was when they were fixing things. Luckily, the power wasn't off for long - probably an hour or so and the internet also came back on. However, I was still getting phone calls from the power company telling me my power wouldn't be on until September 2nd! Thankfully it was already on. Later last night I got another call telling me it was on. Lol. I'm glad the people at the top of the street got the power back on at least. 

I haven't been doing much sorting, but I have been listing Ebay items. I've sold a few, so got a few packaged up to drop off at the post office. I have also been up in the craft room. I haven't got around to photographing any of the items I've made. I am hoping to take photos tomorrow. I've been having fun, but I seem to lose time when I'm crafting!

I can't believe it's the last day of August today! Where has the month gone? 

Tomorrow I'm taking a break from walking with my friend. I told her I was having a photography day. I just want to wander and take some photos without having to worry about getting in steps. 

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Nice morning skies

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To me, seeing fields of yellow in Michigan signals the end of summer and the coming of Autumn. The wildflower field is now a field of yellow. I think it's Goldenrod but could be wrong and it could be Ragweed lol. 

Monday, August 29, 2022

It was a hot and sticky start to the day. I didn't sleep well. The heat was a little too much. I am looking forward to some cooler nights. I went for a walk, but it really wasn't that pleasant, too sticky. The humidity was at 90% and it was quite cloudy. This afternoon brought some storms. We had a Thunderstorm Warning, but in my area, it wasn't too bad. Apparently, there were some bad storms in the area though. It was funny though, as I got several phone calls from the power company letting me know when my power would be back on! I still had power (thank goodness!). I'm glad I did have power as the last phone call told me that power would be on by 7.30pm on the 30th!  It was more pleasant after the storm front went through. Once in a while I could feel a lovely, cool breeze come through the windows. 

I didn't end up getting a lot done. I did some crafting. Later in the afternoon middle son came up to visit and have some dinner. We sat and watched a couple of shows on Disney + - something about She Hulk and Ms Marvel. They were fun. 

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It's not the greatest photo (I am taking these with my phone). There wasn't a lot to see out while I was walking, but this guy caught my eye. It was just sitting up on a log and let me take several photos with my phone and my big camera. Usually, they jump away. Made me smile. 

More crafting tomorrow and some house stuff. I will hopefully take some photos of what I've been working on.

Thanks for reading and thanks for the comments. I do appreciate them!

Sunday, August 28, 2022


It's been a hot weekend. No rain. Humid though. I have officially had enough of the heat. Tomorrow is supposed to be another hot day and then maybe it will be cooler on Tuesday. 

We got out yesterday for a little walk. We first went to a park where they have assembled old bridges. It is really interesting to see. 

After that we went to another park that reminds me of the ones in England. It is a lovely park with a variety of flowers and trees. We've been there a few times before and I think I've shared photos of the Fantasy Forest that has carvings made from some trees. It's always fun to look around there. I took some close ups of the flowers and bees too. It wasn't a fast walk, just leisurely. 

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The Green Man is one of my favourite carvings and always makes me smile. 

On Sunday we went back up to the beach. It was hot and quite busy. Our local schools start back tomorrow, and I think there were a lot of people out enjoying the beach. We did a walk up in the sand dunes for a little bit, but it was very muggy out. Unfortunately, it seems I got bit on my ankles! I can't stop itching. I have some cream to put on the bites and it helps a little. I can't wait for the bugs to be gone! 

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This beach was mostly empty. It is amazing how much it changes. The last time we were here the beach was a lot smaller as the lake was a lot higher. There was also an old shipwreck visible in the sand. It now seems to have been buried below a lot of sand! You used to stand and rocks and look down to it. Now you walk directly from the rocks onto the beach. 

Back tomorrow. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Some Crafty Shares

The craft room is not finished (nowhere close) but the space on my desk has made me want to get up there a little more. I thought I'd share some of what I've made. 

A little mini album - just a couple of the pages. 

with what was left over from the 6 x 6 paper pad I made four cards

I also made a couple more cards. The last one is my favourite 

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I enjoyed the walk by myself today. I meandered along at my own pace and just looked at all the lovely nature around. This tree made me smile as it had lots of colours in it and reminds me that cooler days are coming. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Yesterday was a complete bust. I didn't sleep well on Wednesday night. I kept waking up and then at about 2am I was wide awake with thoughts running through my head and unable to get back to sleep. Husband was snoring beside me too. I was hot (those horrible hot flushes again) and it was humid and my hip was hurting. Aarrgh! I should have got up and read, but I'm stubborn and I laid there in bed until I finally fell asleep at about 5.00 only for the alarm to go off at 6.00. The smart thing to do would have been to turn off the alarm, roll over and try to get back to sleep. Stubborn me again. I got up and was grumpy, dizzy and tired. I did go for a walk, ran a couple of errands and then came home and did not a lot. I tried to nap but it wasn't working - I find it difficult to nap. 

Today was better though. I listed a bunch of postcards on Ebay again and a couple of other items. I did my housework and went up in the craft room. Today I told my friend that I wasn't walking tomorrow. I want a day to go by myself, just do a little mindful walking, more photographing and watching than walking. My hip has been hurting still. I'm not sure if aches and pains are a part of menopause but I seem to have them on and off. They seem to come with the no-sleep and hot flushes so maybe they are. It seems whatever way I move or lay my left hip hurts. I think maybe a couple of days of not walking too far might help ease it a little, as it is I've been taking pills but it only helps a little. There are some lovely wildflowers still in bloom at another place I enjoy going to (and a couple of benches to sit on) so I'm going to go there, by myself, at my own pace. 

When I come home it will be a couple of regular household things, up in the craft room and maybe some more listings. I'm also hoping to hear back from a local (in Suffolk where I'm from) charity called St. Elizabeth's Hospice. They are having what they call Daisy Day where you can donate money and have a daisy displayed in someone's name. Their Daisy Day (as it is called) is on September 4th (Mum's birthday) and will be held at Holywell's Park which was close to where Mum grew up and a place we always visited. I had been hoping to 'sponsor' a daisy. I know that I wouldn't be able to go there and visit, but my sister is going and I had hoped to get one in honour of Mum. If it fails I am hoping I can send sister some money and she can do one for me.  Sigh. 

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A walk in the woods

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I know it's a repeat (sort of) but the sky this morning was just glorious. This is straight from my phone. Purples and pinks with a light mist across the field. Just glorious. It was sort of cloudy when I woke and I was so sure there would be no sunrise and then I saw this!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

I felt as though I was quite productive today. I took my Ebay packages to the post office after my walk. When I got home I listed a bunch of postcards on Ebay. It took longer than I thought! I had to photograph the front and backs and then do the listings. I sat here tonight sorting out some more so I can list more tomorrow. At the rate I'm going I'll be listing postcards until next year! I am planning on at least doing 10 tomorrow. I did go up in my craft room for a little while. I sorted through some more bits to list. Maybe after the postcards I'll list about 5 of my own listings. You can do up to 250 'free' listings per month. It just doesn't cost you to list, you do have to pay fees afterwards. Still, any money made is better than the things sitting in my house lol. I quite enjoy looking through the postcards. There are a lot I've put back. I might part with them later, but most of the ones I've put back are Michigan lighthouses, ones we have or plan on visiting. There are so many that aren't Michigan ones that are easy to get rid of as I have no interest in them. 

I do have to go to the shops after my walk in the morning. There are a couple of things I need to complete meals for the week. I want to go tomorrow so I shan't have to go again until the weekend. 

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A lovely view start to the morning. There were bitey flies on my walk today (groan). One kept following me, landing on my head, in my hair and bit my head! Not fun. I had taken my scarf (really thin summer one that I use to cover my head) out of my camera bag right before starting the walk. Needless to say tomorrow morning I shall put it back in my bag!

Hope everyone had a lovely day. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

It didn't rain yesterday. We decided to take a trip a little bit up north to one of our favourite state parks and take a walk along the beach. It was lovely and peaceful. I really enjoyed it. On our way (in the same town) we stopped at a park by Lake Michigan we have been to before. The parking there has always been free. It isn't any longer - at least until September 15th. After that it is free. It was irritating as the parking was only available as a full day park. $10! I don't mind paying a few dollars for a couple of hours but we were only planning a quick trip along the pier. Parking prices set for 9am to 9pm. We got there at 8.30 so we had a quick walk there but were back at our car just before 9am. We won't be going back until September 15th lol. I understand that the money is used for parks, but, as I said, I wish they would allow for an hour or so of parking. Another park we visit started out doing the whole day, but then added hourly parking too. I am hoping maybe this park will follow. 

The state park has a yearly visitors pass. There are 103 parks in Michigan. We get a pass for our car each year. It's only $12 - a bargain in my opinion as you can visit any of the parks. 

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So beautiful. It was amazing as there was hardly anyone there! The beach was lovely and sandy. We even had a paddle in the lake. The water was a little colder than I thought lol. 

Today was quite a productive day. I was pleased with what I got done. It was quite a foggy morning. I went for my morning walk and then came home, did my jobs and then went back up into the craft room. I actually did a couple of small projects. It is helping that there is room on the desk! I still have lots of sorting to do. I am going to do some more tomorrow. I also cleaned and washed out the bottom of the fridge and wiped down some walls in the kitchen. 

I know it's not nice for husband who is working long days this week Mon-Thur - four ten-hour days so he can have Friday off without using holiday pay but at least for today it helped me seem as though I could get things done as I had more time. The only thing was son was back on eight-hour days (from the nine-hour days he's been working for months) so was home earlier. 

Tomorrow will be a walk in the morning, craft room sorting, putting a couple of items up on Ebay and dropping off three sold items (Ebay) at the post office. I've got to check how many books I am letting go this month as it is coming to the end of the month so I want to make sure I have got rid of as many as I hoped!

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It was very foggy this morning. I was hoping for a lovely foggy sunrise, but it wasn't to be. The fog was quite peaceful though and beautiful even though it was cloudy. 

Saturday, August 20, 2022


Not a bad day today. Though it didn't look bright this morning and we didn't go far because of it, the promised rain didn't come until later in the day. Grrr. Not happy. We shouldn't have listened to the forecast and gone further afield, but we did get out for a little bit. 

The rest of the day I was quite productive in the craft room. I won't be showing all of it because it is still such a mess but I have some space on my table!

Quite a bit of space! It feels nice. There is still a long way to go but having some progress makes me want to do more!

Close-up of a couple of the wall photos

I did this cross stitch a while ago

Some framed hedgehog cards that my oldest sister got me. 

It's supposed to rain tomorrow - the forecast is worse than they had for today, but I'm tempted to go out anyway. Hopefully they've got it wrong. I fancy a walk along the beach - maybe I'll even do it if it's raining!

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The last time we went to this little park most of it was underwater. We've been here a few times, but we've never been able to walk so much of it before as we did today. It's a very picturesque park. To the right of this photo there were chairs set up for a wedding. It looks to be a beautiful park to have one in!

Friday, August 19, 2022

Everyday bits and Craft room

I'm not sharing photos of the craft room as it is still a mess, but I have been up there sorting for the last couple of days. I did box up a bunch of stuff. It felt good. There is some space now. Today I sorted through some pens that I brought back from Jane's house. I threw away the ones that were drying up. I have also started sorting through some of the things on my crafting desk. I would love it to be mostly empty so I have the space to create. It is coming along. The weekend is not supposed to be great weather-wise sadly (as husband drives further afield than I do) but it will free up time so maybe I'll work on the room some more. There is still a lot of stuff but I'm feeling a little bit better about it. Baby steps I suppose. 

I have been out walking. Not really felt like going, but every morning I've put on my boots, sprayed myself with bug spray and gone out. It's better than sitting at home feeling sorry for myself. 

I have been sorting through a lot of the photos that I've taken (on my computer). I've caught up quite a bit which actually feels good too. Despite not having the greatest week mentally, I actually feel as though I've got some things done!

This week I also have to work on the food menu. Food budget will be tight this week so I might just have to pull out some of the usual budget meals lol. 

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A lovely beautiful pink sky that made me smile on Thursday

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It was a lovely cloud day on my walk this morning. I wish I had brough my chair just to sit and watch the clouds!

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Thanks for the comments everyone. I have replied to them. I appreciate them all. 

Well, today was a little more productive. I went for a walk. It was on my own. I was kind of glad of it. My walking friend texted me last night and made a roundabout comment about how maybe I could do a sunrise and if I did then she could walk with her friend. I texted her back saying that if she wanted to walk with her friend that was okay. We walk together all the time. I like going by myself sometimes. The way I've been feeling the last couple of days I'd rather be by myself. 

I saw some returning warblers (birds). They passed through on their way to other places for the summer and they are starting to pass through on their way to the warmer south. It's a sign that Autumn is coming! Already. I feel it's too early lol. I'm sure the birds know what they are doing. 

When I got home, I did go up in the craft room. I looked at the mess and almost turned around and walked out. I sorted through a bit but I'm really struggling with this. There are some things I know that I don't want anymore, but I haven't quite decided whether I want to donate to a charity shop, find a craft club to donate to or sell. I am so tempted to box them all up and put somewhere else so I free up some room to work on the rest of my stuff and organise things. What are your thoughts on that? Is it just putting things off? I'm undecided, but I am leaning towards boxing them up and moving them from the room. I think with less stuff in there I can see what's important to me and have room to make things clearer. If the room was more like the way I want it maybe it would be easier to just let the stuff go without worrying where it was going. 

Decisions. Decisions. 

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It's another outdoor one. It was really beautiful out this morning, quiet and peaceful. 

And a bonus phone photo (lol). Can't believe some leaves are turning!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lost track of days again. Can't believe it's already Tuesday. 

Been in a bit of a funk. It's my son's birthday today but also one year since Mum's funeral. Just feeling a bit off so haven't posted. 

I have been going out for my walks. They help. Just being able to appreciate nature and all its beauty makes my mood a little better. 

Tomorrow the plan is to go for a walk, come home and at least go up in the craft room. The nights have been a little cooler and it isn't so stifling upstairs. I did go up there the other day and look through a few things. It seems a little overwhelming, but I know that I have to start somewhere. It's certainly not going to sort itself lol. I've got a little bit of other sorting done, not as much as I hoped, but I'm slowly hacking away at it. Instead of doing more of that I have been catching up on photo editing. I feel a little more organised with those at least! I guess that's something lol. 

I must say I've been enjoying watching the Blue Jays in the garden too. There are a lot of babies around right now. They have finally found their voices and spend a lot of time squawking and scaring away a lot of the other garden visitors - I find that Blue Jays are the neighbourhood warning system when hawks are around, but the babies don't seem to quite know that or they just want to scare everything away from the feeders! 

Here's a couple of photos. I really like taking their photos!

Do you watch the birds in your garden? Which ones are your favourites to watch?

I probably spend too much time watching mine!

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We went to Grand Haven on Sunday. It's been a while! We tend to stay away from the beaches during the summer as they are so busy. We did take a walk along the pier out to the lighthouse though. The day wasn't the sunniest and it was a bit drizzly but we went out anyway!

Day 227 (Monday) 

Just peaceful. 

Day 228 (today!)

Another walk, another peaceful place. There really seems to be a theme to these photos, doesn't there? 

Back tomorrow. 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Rainy Saturday

Just a quick one. 

It's rained all day today. No walk. We went out for a drive early in the morning but unfortunately it rained just as I got out to take some photos! The rest of the day was spent indoors. Middle son came up to visit in the afternoon and we watched a few shows and had something to eat. 

It might rain tomorrow too so I'm not sure what we're going to do. I do need to meal plan and make some sort of plan for the week. We have two birthdays this week - oldest son on Tuesday and MIL on Wednesday. I am also going to see if I can add something new to my blog. I get lots of ideas and when it comes to posting I draw a blank and end up just talking about life! 

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Milkweed pods. They make me smile. I love Milkweed plants. They are beautiful all year round. This is the latest stage of the plant. Not long ago they looked like this (pic below), some still do but this is the next stage and signals - to me - the near end of summer. 

Butterflies (as you can see) absolutely love them!

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Made me smile. We stopped at a small park where there is a ramp down into the water to launch boats. This Amish buggy was there attached to what looked like something that pulled a boat. There were no horses around. It struck us as a bit random and made husband and I both smile despite the rain!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

It was haircut day today. Had a few tearful moments. My hairdresser lost her Dad not long after I lost Mum last year and we shared a few memories. 

Before my appointment I took a walk. It was pleasant and very quiet. I got there early and I didn't see anyone until I was getting ready to leave. Really lovely. 

I did my usual household stuff but not a lot more. I finished another book so one more to add to the donate pile. Oh, before my appointment I stopped at The Dollar Tree (now 1.25) and picked up a couple of things including a plastic organiser tray. I cleaned out the top shelf of the fridge where we keep mostly condiments (what can I say my husband and son use a lot of different ones - there aren't any I use) and then organised the remaining items in this tray. I am thinking of doing this with the rest of the refrigerator as I like the fact you can pull out the tray and see what's in there. 

Tomorrow I am planning on getting up early, going for a walk and then coming home to sort out another tub. Husband is off early tomorrow (8.30 in the morning) as he worked a long day on Tuesday. He has to go in for a bit to make up his hours, but he can't work overtime so has to come home. I am hoping (and he said he may get to it tomorrow) that he would vacuum down in the basement so I can move down the empty tubs. 

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From my walk this morning. Everything is so lush and green despite the heat (there has been a lot of rain). I like this barn and I like the winding path. I like that it was quiet on my walk - no birders around for a while. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

It's not been a bad couple of days. The nights have been a little cooler so I have slept a little better. Yesterday morning I had one of those nights where I woke up about three and then laid there thinking about things and it was about five before I went back to sleep. I'm beginning to think I'm on another not-sleeping cycle. It seems, the since the beginning of menopause, that I go from not being able to sleep to wanting to sleep all the time. I suppose I might just have to listen to my body and take a nap in the afternoon. It just always seems that I end up falling asleep at the wrong time, don't have long to nap, and then end up feeling worse than ever. My husband can take what he calls a power nap and wake up feeling refreshed. I just feel really grumpy. 

Anyway, walked yesterday and today. I was prepared for the biting flies, but there weren't too many of them so it was okay walking. I must have laid funny on my hip when I slept on the sofa so I have a twinge after walking for a while. 

At home I have sorted out a couple more tubs - the pile is getting smaller! Husband is going to vaccuum a spot in the laundry room (there was a spider's web there and I'm not touching that!) so I can put the empty tubs down there until I decide whether I am going to use them or donate. I don't want to get rid of them to find I need them when sorting out the craft room! 

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It was really quiet and peaceful on my walk. There weren't too many bitey flies around and it enabled me to just stop and enjoy the view!

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It was a nice calming sunrise this morning. I was hoping for more of a mist and brighter colours, but it was lovely. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Monday Monday

Yesterday was sticky and humid. We didn't go for a walk. To be honest, I've had enough of stepping outside and barely moving before everything becomes sweaty. I'm not a big fan of the heat, but even less of a fan of the humidity. I think it was 80+ % humidity when I got up yesterday. Been humid most of the day today too, though things have got a little better this evening. Fingers crossed it won't be as bad tomorrow. I did go for a walk today but it wasn't that comfortable. 

We did go out for a drive yesterday, just to get out for a little bit. I had seen a lovely sunflower field advertised on a Facebook group I'm in and, as it wasn't too far away. I was really surprised that there was absolutely no-one there when we arrived. It was set up lovely. There were three paths through the field that led to little spaces where people could take photos in front of the sunflowers - especially handy if you're a portrait photographer. I think that should solve the problem of people crushing flowers to get 'that' shot (I hate it when you see that in a field of flowers). The owners of the field (surprisingly) don't charge anything to visit or to take photos (even photoshoots). They do sell some sunflowers and accept donations. I bought a few sunflowers so I could take them home, take some close-up photos and put out for the birds. It was so beautiful. 

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Had to be a sunflower photo. I took a couple with my phone, but most with my big camera. I think I could have stayed there for ages lol. 

We took a leisurely drive back though the countryside to home again. It was nice not to be outside for too long!

I wasn't sure this morning if I was going to go for a walk or not. I didn't sleep well again. It was hot and sticky and husband was snoring up a storm. I could hear him through the earplugs I wear and even though I nudged him several times he still snored so I ended up on the sofa. Ugh. Also the weather report said storms were expected again in the morning. There were no storms though and I felt as though I should walk so I went for one. It was okay. 

I got normal household things done, nothing extra. Most of the day was sticky enough that I felt icky even if I moved. I have shopping to do tomorrow so I can complete the menu for the week. I'm sticking to things that don't have to have the oven on for too long. Hopefully, I will be more productive in other areas tomorrow as it is supposed to be a little cooler. 

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A quick read. Made me smile. I started another book but it was about a mother passing away from Covid and hit too close from home that I started crying. I've put it aside for now. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to read it. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022


 I did go to the zoo today. The drive was okay. I took the back roads. I missed a turn, but found somewhere to turn around and ended up at the zoo on time. There were only three of us that turned up. The other ladies were nice. I felt a little out of place, but I had a good time walking around the zoo and chatting. I haven't looked at how the photos turned out. It was really hot out and by the time I got home I just wanted to cool off and take a cool bath. I don't think I drank as much as I should of and had a horrible headache when I did get home. It was one of the horrible ones that usually only sleep can help. The house was quiet as husband and son were out so I ended up falling asleep. Of course, that was just as they were coming home. At least the headache was no longer pounding quite so much. I've had one the last few days on and off. I think it really must be the heat and not drinking enough water. 

My face had gone down a bit. It is still quite hot to the touch and a little puffy. I've been putting on cream. I don't think it was very noticeable. 

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The ice cream I had today. Not quite of English standards (lol) but it was really tasty and a much-welcomed treat in the heat today!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Not a Productive Week

Fair warning - this post has a bit of a moan in it. 

I haven't posted for a few days. I started off the week on a positive note, but somewhere along the way things went a little downhill. It's been really hot and muggy and it's just been a miserable weather week. I've not been enjoying going for my walks. I feel sticky and sweaty before even starting and then the darn bitey flies are back again. I got bit today on my face and it has swelled up a bit. Glad I wasn't planning on going anywhere else!

I haven't been sleeping well either. It's been hot at night and I keep waking up. I can't wait until things cool down a little - especially at night.

Tomorrow I am supposed to go to the zoo. It's for my online camera club. I don't like meeting new people and I'm a little anxious. I know it will be okay when I get there, but it's the thought. Not to mention I have to drive somewhere I haven't driven to before. I am going to be daring (for me) and go. I think I'll have fun once I get there!

Moan out of the way. There is lots to be positive about -

* Had a nice message session with my sister today. She sent me photos of my great nephews - they always make me smile 

* I finished a book today. It was a fun read. I bought it at the dollar store, and it was well worth it!

* I saw lots of butterflies this week while walking. Lovely to see them as I don't usually see many. 

* Did get some books sorted this week that will be ready to be donated. I also did some Ebay listings. Not the progress I hoped for but something at least. 

Phone Photos - Things That Make Me Smile 

Day 215 (Wednesday August 3rd)

Beautiful skies in the morning and in the evening. There was quite the storm in-between. MIL lost power for a few hours, but thankfully, we didn't. 

Day 216 

Took lots of photos on walk today. It was one of the better days of the week. I managed only to get bitten on my ankles and only by mosquitoes. 

Day 217 

It was going to be another nature photo but when I stopped at the shops this was parked in one of the spaces in the car park and it made me smile. A ghost busting car! Who wouldn't smile? 

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

 I did manage to go for a walk today. It was quite warm out. I tried to stick to the woods where there was some shade beneath the trees. I wasn't the only one sticking to the woods. I came across several deer that were really close to the path. Lots of males, a couple of females and one fawn. I was watching them and taking photos and along trots a raccoon. The fawn saw it too and was rather curious. It would take two or three steps towards the raccoon and stop to watch. The raccoon would move as soon as the fawn got too close. It happened a couple of times before the raccoon scurried off. Really fun to watch. 

Not a lot else happened today. I didn't get a lot done. We had a lovely salad for tea, husband and son had chicken sliders (ground chicken, spring (green) onions and barbeque sauce) with pepper jack cheese. This was a request from son. 

Tomorrow I am getting up early so that I can go for an early walk as it is supposed to be quite hot tomorrow (heating up quickly). I am going to stop at the shops on the way home to pick up the other things needed for this weeks' food menu and then I shall spend the rest of the day in the house - hopefully it will be cooler inside than out!

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This wasn't the photo I had planned for today. I took a nice calming photo on my walk this morning, but later this afternoon this squirrel was making me laugh. It was so hot outside it was just laying splat on the grass in between eating fallen bird seed. 

I'm still catching up the Phone Photos - almost done! 

Day 205 (July 24th) 

As I said, horrible at Heathrow, but this light show in Detroit made me smile. It meant I was almost back!

Day 206 (July 25th)

Back walking at my usual spot, so lush and green. Things had grown even in just the two weeks I'd been away!

Day 207 (July 26)

Watching this mama deer (and her baby not in shot) wander up through the woods and into the lake made me smile. 

Day 208 (July 27)

I just liked the way this flower looked and it made me smile!

Day 209 (July 28)

Just beautiful morning skies - those clouds made me smile!

Day 210 (July 29)

Beautiful reflection

There - all caught up now!